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February 18, 2021
We are back at Phase 4 mitigations in Kane County
In-person Sunday worship is back!
On February 21 we will welcome up to 30 people for the Sunday worship service! At this time, no pre-registration is required but masks, health self-certification and physical distancing are still required. Please arrive for worship by 8:55 am. Also, Stuff You Missed in Sunday School (adult education) will start again this Sunday.  Arrive for Stuff You Missed in Sunday school between 10:45 and 11 am. Group size is based on space needs for social distancing.  

Wednesdays in Lent
We will remain on Zoom, as our normal participation is larger than current mitigation levels.
WONDERING...
Real questions from real people to learn more about faith
What purpose does fasting serve in Lent?
Fasting has long been upheld in Christianity as a practice that helps us to disrupt habits or attachments that consume our focus in order to reorient that focus on God. In our world where so much vies for our attention, fasting helps us to come back to what is really important. “One does not live by bread alone but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” This Lent, consider what habits or attachments could use some tempering in your own life in order to make space for God. What can you say ‘no’ to in order to say ‘yes’ to God?
SUNDAY WORSHIP
Vicar Amber's Message
Surprise! Neighbors! When Jesus is asked by a lawyer, “Who is my neighbor?” he responds with one of the most well-known stories in the New Testament: The Parable of the Good Samaritan. Yet, through this story, Jesus shows that neighborliness is not so much based on who, but how. We become neighbors to one another when we become aware of one another’s needs, when we are moved to action on another’s behalf, and when we show compassion toward each other’s frailty, regardless of who they are. How are you being called to be a neighbor today?

God of the stranger, you have given us to each other so we do not need to go about life alone. Give us courage to become neighbors to one another, and humility to allow others to be neighbors to us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
February 21 worship:
Children's Bulletins: Ages 3+ & Ages 7+
SUNDAY SCHOOL on YouTube!
Come to Christy's pre-recorded Sunday School lesson this weekend on YouTube or watch whenever and wherever works for you and your child!
Lent 2021
Lessons I Don't Want to Forget
Opportunities for Worship and Connection

Pandemic Lessons from Jesus
Sundays Live @ 9 am on YouTube
February 21-March 21

Lessons from the GLC Community
set within Holden Evening Prayer
Wednesdays @ 7 pm on Zoom
February 24-March 24

Stirring up Memories with Soup
Sundays on Facebook/YouTube

Pulling It All Together
Discussion group -- all are welcome!
Thursdays @ 7 pm on Zoom
February 25-March 25
LOOKING AHEAD
Stuff You Missed in Sunday School
Sunday, February 21, 11:00 am-12 pm

Northern Illinois Food Bank
Tuesday, February 23, 9 am-11:30 am

Weekly Bible Study on ZOOM
Thursday, February 25 @ 9:30 am
We're discussing the Gospel of Luke. All are welcome! Contact Pastor Trudy or Vicar Amber
High School Youth Group - POSTPONED!
Hiking at Dick Young Forest Preserve
RESCHEDULED to Sunday, March 14 @ 4:30 pm
Contact Julie Slifka

In April (Date TBA): Wednesday Worship for those 65 and older. We will begin offering services for those 65 and older on two Wednesdays each month. This gives time for more of our seniors to be vaccinated and (hopefully) for the weather to get nicer! Watch here for more information!
Pastor Trudy celebrates nine years at Geneva Lutheran Church
Nine years ago on February 15, Pastor Trudy was installed as the pastor at GLC by Pastor Hector Garfias-Toledo along with then council president, Karen Desens. In the service, Julie Slifka gave the children’s message in the form of interviewing our new pastor. We remember PT saying she wanted to be a pastor from a young age – she would preach to the cows on her family farm!

All kidding aside, Pastor Trudy means the world to so many people in so many ways. We believe God brought her to us and feel that she was always meant to be at GLC. We are so grateful for her service, leadership, love, and laughter! #generouslifeinChrist
We Lift up in Prayer
  • Jane Row, aunt of Renee Riani and Mitzi Pearson
  • Bill Rosenfelder
  • Gratitude for vaccine availability
  • Growing our relationship with God during Lent
  • Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals
  • For people who are separated from family
  • All those with COVID-19
  • Front line workers
  • Teachers, students, and families
  • Pastors
  • For patience and understanding during vaccine distribution.
Please email Amy Steenson or call (630) 232-0165 if you would like to add a name to the prayer list. Submitted names will remain on the prayer list for two weeks.
GLC Prayer Chain
This is a confidential telephone network ministry that intercedes on behalf of those in need by lifting up specific requests, concerns, and emergency situations. To request prayer, please call Sally Harmon (630) 377-0021.
GLC Life in Pictures
At the St. Andrew Friday food packing Chris Meade 'gets a little pushy' with the NEW flatbed cart we were able to purchase with GLC donations! This group LOVES this incredibly useful addition to their packing efforts. #generouslifeinChrist
Blanket making continues! Confirmation student Blake and big brother Andrew assemble one of fleece-tied blankets that will be delivered to the residents of Marklund. #generouslifeinChrist
BRRR! Pastor Trudy serves communion at our first and very frigid, drive-thru communion of the year! #generouslifeinChrist
Our first communion students made the Lazarus House meal for their final project. A bundled up Raegan Kramer delivers her portion of the meal on Sunday. #generouslifeinChrist
Send your pictures of how you are living your #generouslifeinChrist to Margo. Thank you!